The Indians have been in the middle of a streak when they have been the team making the critical mistake that turns the game - a double play not turned here, a hanging slider there. Yesterday, the A's made the critical mistake and the Indians pounced for a four-run seventh inning that gave the Indians the victory.
As for the Trade Deadline - the Marlins got Andrew Cashner from the Padres yesterday, but that was it. Stay tuned today.
Cleveland 5 - Oaklalnd 3
Defensive mistake gives Cleveland Indians the win - Let's Go Tribe - Marcus Semien’s error in the seventh opened the door for a four-run rally
Indians score four in 7th inning to beat A's | MLB.com - Carlos Santana's home run in the sixth inning and Abraham Almonte's run-scoring pinch-hit single in the seventh ignited a five-run push that put the Tribe in the win column.
Comeback win shows Indians' improved tenacity | MLB.com - "With the team we have right now, I think we can come back from anything," Almonte said.
Cleveland Indians' bats, crowd awaken in seventh inning for 5-3 win over Oakland A's | cleveland.com - There was an error, a wild pitch, a pinch-hit single, a sacrifice fly and a bloop single by Jason Kipnis that hung in the air so long it looked like it had a parachute.
Other Tribe News
Jim Thome honored to join Indians Hall of Fame | MLB.com - "To get an honor and to go in like this is -- I think it's everybody's dream that plays the game," Thome said.
Indians activate Zach McAllister from DL | MLB.com - The pitchers in the Indians' bullpen know that the team's front office has been working hard behind the scenes, searching for reinforcements for the relief corps.
Following Minnesota Twins' lead, Cleveland Indians attempt to break news via Progressive Field scoreboard | cleveland.com - On Thursday evening, the Target Field scoreboard displayed a series of trade rumors, including Carlos Beltran to the Indians and Will Smith to the Mets. There was, however, no fine print that explained as much.
Harrison Central's Bobby Bradley jumps up in latest MLB prospect rankings | SunHerald - South Mississippi’s top MLB prospect continues to catch the attention of talent evaluators. Former Harrison Central slugger and LSU signee Bobby Bradley made another jump in MLBPipeline.com’s midseason rankings, going from No. 93 overall to No. 82.
- Low A - Lake County Captains
- High A - Lynchburg Hillcats
- AA - Akron RubberDucks
- AAA - Columbus Clippers